The Election Commission of India conferred the National award for Cyberabad police commissioner C V Anand for Best Electoral Practices – 2014.
C V Anand for his accomplishments in “Expenditure Monitoring and Tackling Money Power” during the general elections of 2014.
The Cyberabad commissioner is the first IPS officer from the country to be conferred the award for the highest cash seizure of Rs 21.97 crore in the country in the run up to the elections in the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate.
The Cyberabad police was also able to make the single largest cash seizure of Rs 8.33 crore in the country during its drive to control election expenditure.
Besides the functioning and monitoring of Special SSTs, flying squads and the use of GPS during the elections, MCC (Model code of conduct) violation cases, seizure of election campaign-related material and liquor, use of technology for conducting free and fair elections constituted best practices.
The EC conferred these national awards after a country-wise scrutiny of Best practices by over 450 District DEOs/SPs in India.
The National Best Practices Awards were instituted in 2011 to recognise the efforts and innovations of officers, to commend and encourage individual and team accomplishments in diverse fields of election management. The National Special Award carries a cash reward of Rs 50,000 along with a plaque and citation.
The ECI invited the Cyberabad Commissioner to New Delhi to receive the award on January 25 during the National Voter’s Day Function.